Friday, January 24, 2014

My girl, right now









I'm having such a good time with her lately. She's busy - movement and noise, twirling and talktalktalk. ♥ She still loves her baby dolls. She told me that she is their mother and their doctor, which they like because shots don't hurt as much when a mother gives them. ♥ She likes to be comfortable, usually choosing leggings over jeans, and she loves her dresses. We do a lot with her hair, now that it's long and thick. She sits patiently for French braids. ♥ She is friends with both boys and girls and has lately attended a birthday party (or two) almost every weekend. There are no cliques or mean girls in her life yet. ♥ She loves school, especially art time, and is reading more and more. She'll be registered for kindergarten soon. ♥ She is learning to do arabesques in pre-ballet class. She delights in her body and all the things it can do. ♥ Sometimes I wish I could freeze her at five - happy and free.

40 comments:

  1. A lovely age, and a lovely girl. You must be so proud of her Jennifer. Loved your last post, too, and agree with you so much about the unexpected and heart-warming friendships which come from blogging! xx

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  2. Enjoy every second, this is such a fun age.

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  3. Hey Jennifer,

    I know just what you mean about keeping our little ones at a certain age. Fleeting and precious moments. I love your little girls hair. I always think that it must be lovely to play with your daughter's hair. ometimes I put a little hair grip in Olly's. I tell myself it's to keep the hair from his face, but I know what I'm doing really!

    Have a lovely weekend.

    Leanne xx

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  4. Such a beautiful post Jennifer. I must say I'm. Feeling more and more that way each day as little Es is settling into being four almost turning five and I'm loving this stage too. Where is this pause button we need to find it xxx

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  5. Perfect post. I love the picture with the french plait - such a beauty. Jo x

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  6. Bless her, your daughter is so sweet, treasure every moment Jennifer and take lots and lots of photo's, time passes so quickly, xx

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  7. Oh to be that age again! I can quite understand why you would like to freeze your little girl at this age, but there will be lots more fun in different ways as she grows up! I know that you are relishing the time now though! xx

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  8. Such a fun age and such a sweet little girl!

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  9. What a lovely post Jennifer, it so captures the loveliness of this stage and her sweet nature. it would be so wonderful if this stage could be paused before life takes her in whichever direction it is going to. Enjoy and savour it.

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  10. This post makes my heart feel full to bursting, I know exactly what you mean about age 5, absolutely magical! Chrissie xoxo

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  11. Oh Jennifer, such a lovely little one you have. At each stage of my kids lives I wanted to freeze them. I would hug them and think , please let me remember how they feel right now. 5 is magical and fun, imaginative and loving. I know you feel you are blessed, it comes through in every word you say.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  12. When my kids were growing up my husband and I used to say "this is the perfect age" ... then we realized we were saying that for EVERY age they reached. So it's all good. It's a shame we can't freeze time because their free & happy lives when they're very young go by much to quickly. Enjoy! Wendy x

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  13. Such a lovely age, before hormones set in and those mean girls appear in their lives. Eleanor had to make do with pony tails, I've never been any good at doing fancy things with hair, but she makes up for it now, she does all sorts of styles for herself now. It would be lovely to freeze their lives at different stages, but there's something to cherish in every age, even the stroppy teen years.

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  14. She's beautiful Jennifer and looks just like you. I love the photo wher she is combing the bald baby's "hair"! I know what you mean about freezing her at five! It is really tempting to want them to stay young and innocent, but that's not the way it's to be. Are you familiiar with Colin Raye's song "I wish I could"? If not, listen to it on this link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plKrzYcPJDI and grab your husband as well and I guarantee you won't have dry eyes by the end of it! Our daughter is our youngest and this song has meant a lot to us over the years and the words went through my mind as she had her Daddy/Daughter dance at her wedding last Summer. Enjoy!

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  15. Hello Jennifer. Your daughter is such a sweetie. Such wonderful photos of her playing. DO you think she will be a nurse one day?? vbg Unfortunately, they grow up all to fast. I look forward to seeing many more wonderful photos of your family down there in the sunny south. Hugs Judy

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  16. She's lovely, Jennifer. There's a strong resemblance between the two of you. I love that the shots don't hurt her doll as much since she is both the mom and the doctor. :-)

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  17. i love this! Jennifer its fabulous to find you! Gorgeous kids, wool, books sewing, crochet...oooo yeah I'm gonna like it here, may just stick around for a while if that's OK? x

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  18. There are good times ahead too... when you get to go shopping and see how she picks clothing that is so her and so not what you would have, the baking sessions together that morph into her solo baking to relax, the evening spent painting nails when you suddenly realise her colours are way cooler than yours. Enjoy now but never seek to stop time for that is how life needs to be.

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  19. Ah, they grow so fast. What a lovely post Jennifer. Isn't it just wonderful watching them play, and learn. I enjoy conversations with my little one. -She will be 3 in April. I really wish I could freeze time. Enjoy your time with her, she's adorable!

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  20. She sounds a joy Jennifer. Such a lovely age.

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  21. The Temptations song "My Girl" comes to mind. Treasure every single minute. My baby is 27 tomorrow.

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  22. She is simply delightful.. and a wonderful life. You're such a good mommy! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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  23. She's lovely Jennifer. I know what you mean about freezing time. My littlest boy is five as well, and he is so utterly full of joy and love of life, I don't ever want that to change. Precious days indeed.

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  24. She's so cute! She really is. I want to freeze time every day, but I think five is a really special age. They can communicate well but they still have that innocence and wonder about them too. x

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  25. It's such a lovely age - enjoy it :) I remember how simple DD1's life was then and asking her before her fifth birthday a few months after she'd started school (her birthday was held jointly with one of the boys in her class whose birthday was around the same time) if there was a way of telling the twins in her class apart. "Yes - they have different colour lunch boxes" she told me. It's one of those little moments that I doubt I'll ever forget.

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  26. Such a lovely time and it never ends, mine is 36 and still my baby girl and love spending fun
    times with her ♥

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  27. I have heard that five is a really special age! Our daughter will turn five in about two months. She lost her second tooth tonight - this is happening much earlier than I expected. Has your daughter lost any teeth yet? Your daughter is so cute, and she looks so sweet. I know you are enjoying her so much. It really is special to have a daughter!

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  28. Awww ~ she looks so very, very sweet.
    Love how you have described your feelings.
    Great photos too

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  29. There is nothing better than this! And freezing time has been on my mind lately as well! I just love how nurturing she is with her dolls...so very precious friend! Everything that she is enjoying is perfect! Have fun with your sweet girl!!! Nicole xoxo

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  30. Ohhh, lovely pics!! Very colorful. Hugs :D

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  31. What a lovely post about your beautiful little girl. Enjoy and savour this precious time, you've captured her so wonderfully in these pics too.
    Happy weekend,
    Xx

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  32. What a beautiful post about such a beautiful girl. I hope that one day i will be blessed like you. x

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  33. Keep these thoughts close to your heart♥️
    She is a lovely little girl.....
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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  34. Oh, what precious memories and photos of your beautiful little girl. I wish life were always so carefree and simple for our children as it is when they're five. xoxo

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  35. What a sweet post about your lovely wee girl.
    Marianne x

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  36. Thanks so much for posting, Jennifer! I love seeing the moments you have captured to be revisited again and again :) xx

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  37. Lovely post Jennifer. Make the most of this age - they grow up so quickly. My own daughter turned 40 in September and still my best friend.
    Patricia x

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  38. what wonderful things. She is a beautiful little girl. I know what you mean about freezing her at 5 - I feel the same way.x

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  39. It is truly a precious time, and your little lady is just adorable! One of our granddaughters was five this past August and started kindergarten this past Fall (well, late summer here -- schools start in August). Flynn is busy like your little one and so interested in everything. Sometimes she sounds so mature I have to do a double-take to make sure she hasn't hit twenty-something when I was napping.....lol! I think it's wonderful that she is so into art (and it looks like crafts, too). Pretty soon you will have to teach her to crochet or maybe you already have!

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